Handling Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Handling Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

(1.25-HR, recorded webinar)

During this webinar, Dr. Fonner will discuss important ways to prepare your dental team for any urgent scenario that may occur in the dental office, including the development of an effective emergency kit. She will also introduce the use of a free tool called Ten Minutes Saves A Life! Lastly, Dr. Fonner will discuss how to recognize and manage common emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand office preparation priorities and the six important features of an emergency kit
  • Recognize and know how to manage nine of the most common medical emergencies
  • Describe the importance of cognitive aids and how to integrate them into practice

Presenter: Andrea Fonner, DDS

Dr. Andrea Fonner is a board-certified mobile dentist anesthesiologist based out of Bellevue, Washington.  She is currently serving as the President-Elect of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and has been a board examiner and primary contributor for many years.  She serves in various positions with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA).  Nationally, she is on the Board of Directors and is the Director of the Assistant’s course; locally, she is the President of the Washington component.  She is the President and Co-Founder of the Washington State Society of Mobile Dental Anesthesia (WSSMDA).  Her passion is teaching dentists around with world about ways to improve patient safety.  She was the co-creator of the ADSA Ten Minutes Saves a Life! ® emergency application and manual, which is the only cognitive aid that exists for dentistry and is used all around the world.  She is the Co-Director of a High-Fidelity Human Simulation course and is the Co-Director for the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Parenteral Moderate Sedation course.  The best part of each day is spending time with her husband, Matt, and their beautiful identical twin girls, Lauren and Charlotte.

Arcora Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Arcora Foundation designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.

If you have questions or would like more information about this course, please contact Karen Lewis at klewis@ArcoraFoundation.org or 206-528-7344.

Original Release Date: November 2021

Expiration Date: November 2024